Britain Football Soccer - Barnsley v Everton - Pre Season Friendly - Oakwell - 23/7/16 Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the match Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra Livepic

By Alex Taylor

Everton assistant manager Erwin Koeman claims club chiefs will be hard at work this week securing new additions to the Toffees squad.

The Blues have signed Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham this summer in a move that represents the club’s only signing of the window.

The countdown is on to complete deals as Everton’s Premier League fixtures begin again in under two weeks time against Tottenham.

Koeman told the Liverpool Echo that both manager Ronald Koeman and chairman Bill Kenwright will be working on deals before the new season starts.

He said: “Ronald and the chairman are very busy with that.”

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The message from the brother and assistant of the manager will reassure fans who will be concerned there have not yet been any major signings.

The Merseyside outfit now have considerable financial clout after billionaire Farhad Moshiri became a majority shareholder this summer.

Koeman’s side have been linked with a number of high-profile signings including Manchester United’s Juan Mata and Galatasaray forward Wesley Sneijder.

It now seems unlikely that any new deals will go through before Everton travel to Manchester to take part in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial match on Wednesday but the Blues still have until the end of August to complete their transfer dealings.

In other Everton transfer news, Galatasaray have offered Everton a £1million loan fee for unwanted striker Oumar Niasse